Mekong Asian restaurant opens on Anantara The Palm

Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese served up in style in rickshaws at resort

Rickshaws and hanging bird cages are some of the interior elements of Mekong.
Rickshaws and hanging bird cages are some of the interior elements of Mekong.

Traditional Thai rickshaws and tuk tuks are some of the ways in which diners can sample a fusion of Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine at Mekong, the signature restaurant at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.

Named after the longest river in South East Asia, which is the main trading route between the six countries it passes through, Mekong greats guests with a giant tiger on arrival.

From indoor waterways, brass elephant handle detailing and intricate patterns and fabrics adorning the walls, to the hand-carved Thai wooden table tops, bird cages and market-town shutters suspended from the ceiling, the drama and theatre of Asia is presented in the restaurant.

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The menu has been created by Anantara’s team of Asian chefs led by executive chef Joachim Textor. Dishes on the menu include green curry favourite Gaeng-Kiew Waan Gai, to the beef Rib Eye Phad Gapraw Ma Kuea Yao, the coconut roasted halibut, Choo Chee Pla Tadiew, and Khao-Niew Ma Muang, pandan sticky rice with sweet mango and coconut cream.

Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa general manager Jean-Francois Laurent said: “It is an absolute pleasure to announce that our signature restaurant, Mekong, is now open. The interior of this restaurant has been designed in a way that conjures pictures of quaint riverside towns, colourful floating markets full of vibrant flowers, fruit and traditional delicacies.

"It perfectly blends the style and culture of each of the three countries Mekong represents and guests would certainly be forgiven for losing themselves and thinking that they had just stepped into Asia.”

Mekong is situated at the entrance of the Thai-inspired Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, located on the East Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

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